Creative Commons license- Activity 9

Activity 9 of the course #h817open. This is what I am supposed to do:

Consider which of the Creative Commons licences you would use, and justify your choice.

Bearing in mind what Creative Commons are and what their aim is:

… I went through their license options…

Attribution
Atributtion
This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.

Attribution-ShareAlike
atributtion+sharealike
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to “copyleft” free and open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use. This is the license used by Wikipedia, and is recommended for materials that would benefit from incorporating content from Wikipedia and similarly licensed projects.

Attribution-NoDerivs
NonDerivs
This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.

Attribution-NonCommercial
Atrib.NonCom
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike
At.NonCom+sharealike
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs
Att.NonComNonDerivs
This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.

…and chose ATRIBUTTION-NON DERIVS as the kind of material I produce can (should?) be used for either commercial or non-comercial purposes. The only restriction I would present is that it is not altered as it could actually misrepresent the message I am trying to convey.

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2 thoughts on “Creative Commons license- Activity 9

  1. Hi Cristina (from another Christina!):

    I understand your concern about things being altered, though note that by choosing an ND license you are leaving out many possibilities for others to use your materials. For example, no one could translate your work into another language, as that is considered a “derivative” or an “adaptation” (see Creative Commons FAQ on adaptation

    People also wouldn’t be able to fix a typo, add in new data to update a resource, use a different example to make a resource better usable for a different context/culture, and more. Using an ND license restricts many possible reuses of what you create, and doesn’t allow for things to change in different contexts.

    I understand not wanting one’s original ideas to be distorted, but it’s also the case that when derivatives are created, one shouldn’t attribute the original author in a way that suggests they endorse the adapted work. That’s made clear on the CC-BY 3.0 license text.

    Those are some of the reasons I myself have chosen CC-BY, and wondered what you thought of them.

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